Running & Hiking InformationBackground:
Birch Ski Area is located approximately 55 km south-west of Carman
Manitoba (Click here for directions). The area is situated at the foot
of the Herman beaches situated along the Darlingford Moraine which
offers a wide range of tributary terrain. It offers over 25 km of
challenging running and hiking trails for expert and amateur outdoor
sports enthusiasts. The trails follow the cross-country skiing and
mountain biking trails that journey through beautiful rolling gullies
Intermediate to Advance - Birch Ski Area has short to long uphill and
downhill segments that stretch along the ski and mountain biking
trails. A large majority of the mountain bike trails are single track
while the ski trails are several meters wide. Anyone considering hiking
or running at Birch Ski Area should be aware that the terrain surface
is either grass or dirt covered and so proper awareness of footing is
necessary. People that are not familiar with the trial system should
first go with someone who knows the trails and make certain that they
have water, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, orientation instruments, and
a whistle (just in case). Anyone that ventures in the trail system is
highly encouraged to go with someone else and to let it be known to
either family or friends of their trip schedule.
BMS members have free access to the hiking and running trails.
Individual and group outings for non-members is available upon request.
For more information please contact Doug Keith at 204.828.3586.